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  1. May 2016
    1. 8. Enforcement

      Why is this necessary to explain?

    2. including the use of passwords to gain access to your personal information.

      Why is this noteworthy?

    3. otherwise capture information you provide over the Internet.

      That's the purpose of SSL. Why is it not used globally?

    4. clicking here

      Go look here. It's very interesting.

      It lists about 300 advertisers that collect data on users. Fully half of those do not have an opt-out method to prevent interest based ads.

      "You may opt in to behaviorally targeted ads anytime by deleting your browser's cookies." - Delete cookies opts -in to targeted ads not out.

    5. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information

      Vacuous promise. Once a teacher leaves a district, they will have not reason to view notice and their email address will be invalidated.

      Choices are at the discretion of the seller. No protection there.

    6. If Turnitin is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website, of any change in ownership, uses of your personal information, and choices you may have regarding your personal information.

      A. merger voids any privacy pledges. The new owner has no requirement to follow these policys.

      B. The information is kept for an extended period of time. Once a teacher leaves a school district, their email will be invalid. It's a vacuous promise to say that they'll be contacted.

    7. To identify the individual connected to any uploaded text.
    8. etc.

      what??? The following personal information is anything else too.

    9. we make it available on our homepage and at every point where we request your personal information

      Why is this noteworthy?

    10. TRUSTe Privacy Seal

      "TRUSTe-certified sites are more than twice as likely to be untrustworthy." http://www.benedelman.org/news/092506-1.html

    11. he United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

      Legal decision 6

    12. the highest standards

      impressive? By whose judgement?

    13. has never been breached

      Impressive? Never <- never that we know about.

    14. the use of SSL encryption

      When? It is not used globally. Public pages are not secured by SSL.

    15. extremely high levels


    16. sophisticated


    17. any respect unethical.

      The courts are not responsible for finding a behavior ethical or un-ethical. Their purpose is to determine legal or illegal

    18. The District Court and Fourth Circuit both held that the archiving of student works in the educational context is a fair use.

      Legal opinion 5

    19. where student information may be shared
    20. no personally identifiable information such as name, email or school

      B - no personally identifiable information is sent. See: https://hyp.is/AVSL8Q5aFtPwhMO7DirH/www.turnitin.com/en_us/about-us/privacy

    21. The FTC has specifically stated that COPPA’s requirements do not apply to sites

      Requires legal opinion to validate legality - If you have to ask, perhaps you shouldn't be doing it.

    22. little, if any

      Weasel words

    23. Users may submit their paper using a pseudonym and in formats that contain little, if any, identifying metadata.

      Do elementary and secondary teachers know how to do this? A substantial assumption is that teachers know how to explain this to their students.

      This requires much more than any definitions of computer literacy and is a wizard level skill.

    24. Read the 2009 published decision

      Lawsuit outcome 4

    25. Read the 2007 summary judgement

      Lawsuit outcome 3

    26. Read the published decision.

      Lawsuit outcome 2

    27. Read the summary judgement.

      Lawsuit outcome 1